Engineer In Society

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Characteristic interaction with society and societal needs which comes through the profession of engineering is added naturally to an engineer's responsibility to society. Engineering education has made significant progress in strengthening the basic sciences in engineering, including mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Professional responsibility may have been an undervalued sector in the practice of engineering. This includes such topics as: Safety and Welfare of the Public and of Clients, Professional Ethics, Legal Liabilities of Engineers, Environmental Responsibilities, Quality and Communications.
Each of these topics relates to the interaction of an engineer to others: clients, society, employers, employees, and to the engineering profession.
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Since it is impossible for every practicing engineer to participate in the development of national professional codes, it may be better to localize this experience for professional engineers. This can be done by developing codes for conduct at company, division, or departmental levels in traditional engineering environments. It is observed at Texas Instruments and Bell Helicopter has had constructive experiences developing company codes which are envisioned to describe how professional engineers "agree to relate to one…show more content…
A further development in "Concurrent Engineering" is identified within the elements of design, manufacturing, and other issues which are considered concurrently in engineering methodology. The concurrent methodology would include design for manufacturing, design for reliability, design for maintainability, design for assembly, design for environment, design for safety, design for economics, etc.
It is confirmed that through having the basic concepts in professional responsibilities well defined in an engineer’s mind he can be driven towards making more ethical decisions and design prioritizing the need of the community and also the overall beneficial practice for the present as well as the future of the
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